The last day of 2019! Another wonderful year for us in the books. We had some milestone birthday's this year (Mat turned 45, Arlington turned 16, and Finley and Cainan turned 13). We vacationed in Scotland, Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Mat and Arlington visited London and Mat and Cainan visited Denmark a second time. Finley and Cainan went on their annual ski trips with their schools. Arlington visited Spain with her school. My parents came for a few visits. We spent 6 weeks in the United States visiting family and friends. We went to Lake Norman with Mat's family. We held a big fundraiser for Finley and our foundation. Arlington did a 75 hour internship and visited colleges. Arlington had a major knee surgery. And in between there was school, life, friends, and new experiences. On a personal note I read 168 books! My most ever. Here's to a great 2020 where we look forward to a trip to Japan and Whales.
Happy New Year!
We started the New Year in Cyprus
Arlington turned 16
We enjoyed our second Fashnacht
Cainan went up two belt levels in Karate
We rode the Harry Potter train in Scotland
Cainan went to Lego Land in Denmark for his 13th birthday
We visited the Netherlands
Arlington went to London for her birthday trip
We worked the St. Rita's street fair
Lake Norman with Mat's family
Arlington helped birth a baby cow during her summer internship
We did some family photos for my parents 70th birthdays
We raised $20,000 for Finley's foundation
Arlington visited several colleges
Finley started violin lessons
The Orlandos and my parents came for a visit at the end of the summer
I spent some quality time with family
Cainan started a new school and went on a rock climbing trip
We went to Spain and even got to see some Game of Thrones filming spots
After 2 1/2 years we are still loving our life in Basel!
Happy New Year!